John V. Zacharias

John V. Zacharias


Born on a prairie farm in Herbert Saskatchewan on March 8, 1923 and passed away peacefully in Victoria, BC Monday April 25, 2011. In 1934 John ventured west with his family to start a new family farm in Chilliwack. He was a veteran, a graduate of UBC Agriculture, and enjoyed a career as an agriculturist in Smithers, Prince George, Abbotsford, Courtenay and Victoria.

John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Alex (nee MacKay), children Mary (Paul), Robert (Lisa), Alan (Jacquie), and Tom (Corinne) and grandchildren Jeff, Kari, Katherine, Alison, Graeme, Colin, and Alexa. One of ten children, John is also survived by siblings Anne, Helen, and Raymond.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and reception to be held at 10 am Saturday May 28, 2011 at First Memorial Chapel 4725 Falaise Drive Victoria BC.

Special thanks to the staff at Sunrise of Victoria and at Glenwarren Lodge. Condolences may be offered at, Victoria location. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at

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